Gray's Inn
Gray's Inn is one of the four Inns of Court which have the right and ability to call both men and women to the Bar of England and Wales.1 By the end of the 17th century, the qualifications for being called to the Bar were changed, at this point it mostly depended on personal recommendations from the Judge. By the 1840s little further had developed except that taking the Sacrament was no longer mandatory.2
In 1846, the Inn urged that the students who would attend the inn ought to receive a comprehensive legal education and that there should be uniformity of practice of Call to the Bar. This decision was a large development for Gray's Inn and by 1852 the Council of Legal Education was established.3 Today, Gray's Inn is well-renowned with many individuals wanting to join due to its community-like nature; additionally, that it is mandatory to be a member of one of the Inns in order to practice law in England.
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Mentions of this organization in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Gray's Inn. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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